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August 2016

I have been doing more embroidery lately and I quite enjoy the leisurely pace while adding such details to my quilts.

I decided to add this workshop to my repertoire and students can have an opportunity to sign up for the class at the Amherst Fibre Art Festival in October. I hope to see you there!

Slow Stitch –Adding Hand Embroidery to Landscapes
A one day workshop for the beginner, intermediate or advanced quilter.

The class begins with a discussion of the Slow Stitch movement and how it has evolved into our current sphere of quilting. The discussion will evolve into designing simple landscapes that can be embellished with embroidery for more interest and detail. Students will be guided through fabric choices, the quilt top will be assembled and then made ready for stitching. We will discuss ways of marking the quilts or whether you need to mark them at all! We will cover the effects created by various hand stitches – windy or calm? Sparse foliage or full of shrubs? The joys and flexibility of the straight stitch. Be prepared to work at your speed, no rules, no deadlines. Students may choose from the following three patterns and create them in their own colour ways.

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Sunset O'er The Dory Blue Rocks The Ovens


Onwards to quilting.....

Karen